Hall of Facets

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hall of Facets

 

one of the buildings of the Moscow Kremlin; built between 1487 and 1491 by the Italian architects M. Friazin and P. Solari. It was used for ceremonial receptions. It was named for the facets bordering its eastern facade facing Cathedral Square. The Hall of Facets is now one of the buildings of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.